How Our Grants Work

The LCU Fund for Women’s Education does not make grants to individual scholars. Rather, funds are awarded to partner schools who in turn disburse grants to selected scholars based on the LCU Fund’s eligibility criteria. Grants are made to select accredited institutions to provide housing support to high performing, low-income women scholars so that they may focus on their studies and complete their degree.

Funding Priorities

The LCU Fund awards grants to selected four-year colleges or universities, arts academies or conservatories; public or private – that provide undergraduate and / or graduate programs within the five boroughs of New York City. LCU Funds are to be used specifically for housing support for low-income women scholars preparing for careers that serve the community. In recognition of the broad professional pathways available to degree-holders, the LCU Fund has expanded the definition of the fields of study supported by the Fund. These include (broadly defined) the arts, education, social work, public administration, religious leadership, criminal justice and health care.

2020 grantee schools include:
  • Bank Street College of Education
  • General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church
  • Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Beth Israel
  • New York Studio School
  • The New School – Mannes School of Music
  • City College of New York
  • Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Lehman College
  • New York University Silver School of Social Work
  • New York Academy of Arts
  • Baruch College of Public Affairs
  • The Juilliard School
  • Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Metropolitan College of New York

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Institutional Partners

Funded Scholars